Updated: Sunday, 23 Sep 2012, 5:26 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 23 Sep 2012, 5:26 PM EDT
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut plans to launch a new landscape preservation and renewal effort by rededicating the Great Lawn on the Storrs campus.
UConn President Susan Herbst and Rudy Favretti, a professor emeritus who taught landscape architecture at the school, will speak at the ceremony, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Great Lawn flagpole.
The ceremony also will include a tree planting.
The Great Lawn slopes eastward from the central campus to Route 195 in Storrs. It's a popular study and sledding destination and home to the tallest tree on campus.
Herbst has made efforts to improve the appearance and functionality of the campus since taking over as president last year. She recently announced the school will hire a master planner.